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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Changes to The Buddhist Blog.

Some of you may have noticed the lovely banner image at the top of the blog with the blog name on it. It is the hard work and effort of David from Buddha Day blog. If you are looking for a great header then I highly recommend his impressive work. He has a lot of talent. His site that handles the themes is called, Free Wordpress Themes.

I am extremely satisfied with this new look and think it has a nice, classy appearance. It turned out better than I imagined. It is nice to spice the blog up a bit and I wouldn't have been able to do it without David. Thank-you again for this wonderfully generous gift my friend!!

However, I do have a problem with being able to link the banner/header to my homepage so that readers can return back to the the main page once finished reading a specific post. I had to chop some code out of the template to get the image to work. I guess I don't know html as much as I thought. I use the classic template and refuse to switch. It's what I know and prefer.

So this is my plea, can someone help me fix this problem? David was so kind to offer his help but he's not so familiar with blogger. I have looked all over the google help group for assistance but still can't figure this out. I will post the code that I have below to help you know what I'm working on. If that isn't enough to help understand and repair the problem then I can give someone my login information and I'll just change my password once the work is done.

I'd prefer not to use that option but I trust my readers. :)

I'd be so very grateful for any help that you might be able to give me.

Here's the code that ends with the beginning of the content code:

/* Header

----------------------------------------------- */

#header {

width:100%;

margin:0 auto 0 auto;

padding-top:0px;

height: 200px;

background: url(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2019/2179140994_e5f3b75362_o.jpg) no-repeat center;

border-bottom:0px dashed #ccc;

}

/* Content

----------------------------------------------- */

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9 comments:

Greenwoman said...

Hi....you'll find all the help you need here:
BlogU

If you can't find a post on this topic specifically from the tag cloud, then just ask Annie how to do it. She'll do a post on it for you and answer the question asap. She does this because she loves it!!

Greenwoman said...

I love the new header by the way!

sidereal said...

You should be able to get it by putting the anchor tag around the header div, rather than inside of it.

Like:

<a href="/">
<div id="header">
<h1 id="blog-title"></h1>
</div>
</a>

Lori said...

Though sidereal has a neat idea, it's unfortunately neither semantic nor recommended. To link the entire header, you need only a couple of minor changes.

In the CSS, add a new header style:

h1#blog-title a { width: 600px; height: 200px; display: block; }

Add the link inside the h1 tag:

<h1 id="blog-title"><a href="/" title="The Buddhist Blog">& nbsp;</a></h1>

Should work. If not, feel free to send me an email.

Note: Remove the space in the non-breaking space code, & nbsp; (Your form won't allow me to use code tags.) Also, adding the title to the href tag will both show your title to the user on hover and present it to the search engines when they crawl since you can't spell it out over the image.

Cheers!

They call him James Ure said...

Thanks GW. She's contacted me and I hope to hear from her again soon.

Glad you like the header.

Sidereal:

I'm still stumped.

Lori:

Yeah I think I need to email you because I can't figure it out. I've slammed up against an html wall that I can't get around.

They call him James Ure said...

Lori:

But, I don't have your email addy...

Colin said...

hey James, your header's very well done! Good job David!

By the way, I've emailed you on ur hotmail. Do take sometime to reply and perhaps act on it. Thanks!

Colin

They call him James Ure said...

UPDATE:

The matter has been fixed. Thanks everyone for your input. :)

I bow to the Buddha within you all.

They call him James Ure said...

Colin:

I replied to you from hotmail but I don't use that service much anymore if at all. I'm with gmail now at:

Jaymur-at-gmail.com

I'm happy to post about this issue. Look for it next week.

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